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Rams Head IPA - Fordham Brewing Company

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Rams Head IPARams Head IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 01-15-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Durge, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

rfgetz, Sep 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

JDizzle, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

chasmandocharles, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

2dogbrew, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jbexphys, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%

My favourite Fordham brew thus far!

Pours a lighter than expected, hazy golden colour with a reasonable white head that has good retention. Resiny aroma has a very mild caramelized malt back-bone, with piney hops and candied tropical fruit at the forefront. The 7.5% ABV is scarily well hidden and there is only a hint of alcohol warmth in this finish. Malt sweetness rapidly transitions to a "west coast" hop burst before an abrupt bitterness.

I like it, but not suited for those looking for "subtle"...

hopsolutely, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

PhilDaBrewer, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Jaguarkmd, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

wertschy, Jul 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

rodlavers, Jul 25, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -18.5%

Ba Review #281
Served On: 07/22/2013
Glassware: Tumbler Pint
Labeled ABV: 7.5%
Date/ Code: 05/17/13

This was one from a sixer I found at Dewey Beach Liquors while on summer vacation at costal Delaware.

Look: Color was a hazy golden color with some deeper tones in the middle. The head was a fluffy 2-fingers of beige foam that stuck around for the duration. Lacing was vry sticky and spotty. Carbonation bubbles were even and throughout.

Smell: Aroma was of grassy hops and a sweet honey malt character.

Taste: The taste proved to be a very light palate from what the brewer's specs suggest (75 IBU's and 7.5% abv). Honestly I was expecting a level of complexity found more in a Double IPA. First off was a light kiss of herbal hops. Then a sweet malty resin hit just for a moment.
Then the high IBU's managed to appear to basically form the finish and aftertaste.

This was a solid brew that followed the drinkable approach found in Fordham offerings. I would grab this again.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Knapp85, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

nhirsch04, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

TTripp725, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

MrBoh, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

GrantBrennan, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

oline73, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

timwardjr, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

IPAIsaac, Jun 25, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev +4.2%

Not too often you see cask conditioned IPAs. I am not opposed.

This is a pretty smooth ipa, and I think the cask has something to do with moving it in that direction. Nice pine tones. Slightly salty. Bitterness is minimal with a mild bite on there. Feel is slightly sticky. A nice drinker.

RblWthACoz, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Poured from a traditional style cask spout into a dimpled mug

A- very light in color. Moderately good head retention.

S- smell is absolutely amazing! Grapefruit, pine explosion!!! It has a sweetness lingering on the nose as well...

T- awesome citrus flavor with a smooth maltiness...

M- feels smooth in my mouth due to the low carbonation. Very drinkable despite the 7.5% abv.

Budinetz, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mwz5021, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

earlholman, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

hoppymcgee, May 29, 2013
Rams Head IPA from Fordham Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.